Saturday, April 27, 2013


We recently had to replace all four tires on our pickup.  They still had plenty of tread, but their age were showing with some cracks on the side walls.  No one wants to shell out that kind of money, but you do what you have to do.

What I don't understand, is being a company driver, not having to pay out of your own pocket for tire repair, and just ignoring tires that need to be replaced.  All too often, and especially lately, Craig has had to take time out of his driving hours to have trailer tires replaced.

I get that it is a pain, but to blatantly drop a trailer that is in need of a tire replacement, and leave it to the next driver to take care of is unacceptable.  There should be some type of reprimand for that lazy, thoughtless driver, but I know that is a pipe dream to ever think that this situation will change.

I'm just happy that Craig is diligent about his pre/post trip inspections, replaces tires that need it, and can handle the occasional tire blow out, which he had just yesterday, and live to tell me about it.  God help some of these drivers that aren't as safety conscious.

Saturday, April 13, 2013


I couldn't believe it.  I was on the phone with Craig this morning and was looking at some patches of blue skies outside.  As we neared the end of our conversation, I got up to look out the kitchen window and was shocked to see that it was SNOWING! No kidding, it was snowing and the landscape was quickly turning into a winter wonderland. 
If you didn't figure it out from my first paragraph, I'm staying off the truck for a few weeks to enjoy what I thought would be our fantastic springlike weather.  Thankfully, the snow didn't last long, and it was soon melted off when it turned into a more springlike rain.
Today is Craig's birthday.  With each passing year, we are counting down four more years until he retires from driving truck.  Until then, we are still mulling over a couple of other divisions at work that would keep him more local and home every week instead of every three weeks.
I've said this before, but he is my everything, and I couldn't be prouder to be his wife and partner as we continue our journey through life together.  Every day is filled with laughter because of him and I thank God that he brought Craig into my life  Happy Birthday Craig!  Love you to the moon and back again!

Wednesday, April 03, 2013


I love bacon.  I love cooking other things with bacon, especially green beans, brussel sprouts, or bacon wrapped asparagus.  I love bacon and eggs, bacon on baked potatoes, and bacon in spinach salads.  So when Craig and I decided to grab some dinner at Denny's last night, I was more than happy to look at their special "BACONALIA" menu.
I didn't choose anything off the bacon menu, instead opting for a healthier option.  I never expected, when the waitress came by at the end of our meal and asked about dessert, as I was saying "no", Craig vetoed that with a "we'll try the bacon brownie sundae".  I think the look on my face was priceless, as Craig started laughing.  I mean I love bacon, and have heard previously of chocolate covered bacon and such, but bacon, ice cream, and a brownie?   Hey, I'm game.
When the sundae arrived at the table, like a real trooper, I grabbed my spoon and dug in.  The first bite took me awhile to find the bacon flavor lingering in the background.  On the second bite, I made sure to get a good dose of bacon and it was then that I was sold.  Mama Mia......what a combo!  I will be hard pressed not to order this again, or any of their other "bacon" desserts that they are offering.  I'm just happy we don't eat there often, and that this is a limited time menu item.


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